Nigel David Mullahy

  • Born: August 25, 1974
  • Died: January 12, 2021
  • Location: Sunnyside, New York

Pelham Funeral Home

64 Lincoln Ave
Pelham, NY 10803

Tel. (914) 738-1060

Tribute & Message From The Family

Nigel David Mullahy, a New York resident who lived in many places, formerly of Bohola Co. Mayo, passed away on January 12th, 2021. He was 46 years old. Born in Castlebar Hospital, Co. Mayo to Thomas and Kathleen Mullahy, Nigel was one of seven children. He was raised in Bohola where he attended Bohola National School and St. Louis Convent in Kiltimagh. He quickly started training as a hair stylist and started his own hair studio in Swinford at 19 years of age. But Nigel had bigger and better dreams for his life. He moved to New York in 1994 and worked solidly in Manhattan for his entire career. A self-made success, Nigel was a genius at his craft and earned his reputation for being the absolute best at what he did. His hard work afforded him to live the kind of full life he wanted - one spent celebrating life with family and friends, traveling extensively, shopping, and spoiling his friends, family, and especially his nieces and nephews.

In his friends words "Nigel lived a sober life, pursued happiness in all he did, loved all those he knew and was an incredible friend. He was a rockstar hair stylist and was motivated to be the best of the best!"
Nigel will be remembered as a flamboyant, generous, sharp-witted man who wore his heart on his sleeve. He was brutally honest, told it like it is, and somehow did it in a way that was appreciated in the end. He was a true original and left an indelible impression on everyone he met. His absence will hurt, deeply, and he will be missed.

Nigel is survived by his parents Kathleen and Thomas Mullahy, brothers Garry, Denis, Tommy, Brendan, Darran and sister Linda, brother-in-law, sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews, aunts, relatives neighbours, friends and his beloved dog, Buddha.

A celebration of Nigel's life will take place at the Pelham Funeral Home located at 64 Lincoln Ave in Pelham New York on Saturday January 16th from 4-7PM. Nigel will be repatriated home to Bohola on Monday January 18th 2021 where he will be laid to rest at Bohola Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Nigel's name to the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust. For more information or to leave a condolence please visit


Condolence & Memory Journal

Rest in PEACE Nigel. You will always be REMEMBERED as a BEAUTIFUL person.

Posted by Anna &Carol Carollo & Sessa - Suffern, NY - Friend   August 27, 2021

Condolences to the Mullahy family. Nigel was a friend from school times whom I've never forgotten over the years. He always had an amazing sense of humor and a special presence. May he rest in peace. Melanie from Kiltimagh

Posted by Melanie Tarpey - Classmate   January 18, 2021

Dear Friend I was looking forward to seeing you soon in NYC and have our usual 2 month catch up. I am in shock and I already miss you. Good luck to your family and friends to go through that extremely difficult moment.

Posted by David Soria - Nyc, NY - Classmate   January 17, 2021


Rest In Peace friend! You were like a son to me. Your friendship was one of the greatest gifts God me.

Posted by Eileen Larkin - Woodside, NY - Friend   January 16, 2021

My condolences to the family. I am so sorry about your tragic loss.

Posted by Marshall McAdoo - Brooklyn, NY - Friend   January 16, 2021

Nigel was a very special man. Very talented. Very fun. I will miss him. My condolences to his family and friends.

Posted by Heidi Andrion. - New York, NY - Acquaintance   January 16, 2021

To know Nigel was truly to love him. Nigel, you will be missed beyond words but never forgotten. Condolences to the Mullahy family.

Posted by Virgie B - NEW YORK, NY - Friend   January 16, 2021

Me deepest condolences to all of Nigel's family and friends. We were connected by chance but became friends by choice. He is an amazing person, was beyond talented and had a way of building trust through his honesty. I feel extremely blessed to have had him in my life. May he rest in eternal peace. Until we meet again my friend. XO

Posted by Erin Keating Wiener - Sea Bright, NJ - Friend   January 16, 2021

Thank you Nigel for sharing your kindness and humor, for our mutual love of nature and program of sobriety. I will share your spirit and say hello when I walk through the forest that you did in upstate NY.

Posted by Jason Phillips - Bearsville, NY - Friend   January 16, 2021

To the Mullahy family
Our deepest sympathy on Nigels passing may he rest in peace
Brian and Margaret Reynolds Arizona and Carragolda

Posted by Margaret Reynolds - Claremorris - Neighbor   January 16, 2021

My sincere condolences

Posted by Paul Walter - New York, NY - Family Friend   January 16, 2021

Dear Mullahy family,

I've known Nigel for many years through my older sister, Samira. My deepest condolences. He was a fantastic man that always brought a smile to my face. He will be deeply missed.
Sending all our love x

Posted by Alan Cunningham - Leicester - Friend   January 16, 2021

We worked with Nigel for a very long time. He was an amazing person, good colleague, and a very talented hairstylist. He always wanted to be the best and he was.
Our deepest condolences to Nigel's family and his friends.
We will miss him as a colleague, a person, and his great humor and smile.
Rest in peace, Nigel.
Bernhards Ziverts and Matii Salon Team

Posted by Bernhards Ziverts - New York City, NY - Coworker   January 16, 2021

Rest in peace my dear Nigel. I will come visit you in Mayo. From the first time I met you 5 years ago I felt like we had so much in common. I will miss when you say Hi Honey whats going on, how have you been? You always squeezed me in no matter how damn busy you were. I will miss our appointments every four weeks. You were the best stylist and you knew it. I loved having coffee with you and catching up on all your travels and what your next adventure was going to be. You spoke so highly about your family, dogs and friends and how you missed them all so much. I felt like I knew them too. You had the best sense of humor and always left me feeling good. You will be greatly missed and gone way too soon. Forever in my thoughts. Until we meet again. Xoxo

Posted by Rose Ruddy - Hillsdale, NJ - Friend   January 16, 2021

My deepest condolences to the entire family and everyone who is deeply hurting from his passing. i was a client for 10 years and we still stayed in touch and MOSTLY never stopped caring or LOVING him. He was a ray of sunshine and laughter in all encounters. I was blessed to have run into him so randomly by where i worked weeks ago...I said it is like he appeared out of nowhere. i could not believe it. I THANK GOD for that meeting and for us reaching out for new Year. I LOVE YOU NIGEL...keep GOD and your fellow ANGELS laughing and pray for us all left behind. I MISS YOU and my heart breaks. Until we meet again. RIP!

Posted by jennifer Russo - white plains, NY - Friend   January 16, 2021

Rest In Peace
You will be forever in my heart

Posted by Roseanne Moloney - New York, NY - Friend   January 16, 2021

Rest in peace! You will be missed here on earth❤

Posted by Diane Janssens - Monroe, NY - Family Friend   January 15, 2021

Deepest sympathy to Nigel's family. We will all miss him - his skill as a stylist, his friendship and his chats with our kids.

Posted by Flynn Family - New York, NY - Friend   January 15, 2021

May Nigel Rest In Peace and rise in glory.

Posted by Roger Vaughn - Yonkers, NY - Friend   January 15, 2021

Rest In Peace Nigel. Condolences to your family and friends during this sad time.

Posted by Pauline Humphries    January 15, 2021

My deepest sympathy to the Mullahy family. Nigel will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He was truly one of a kind. God bless the memory of Nigel. Rest In Peace. Michelle Lake

Posted by Michelle Lake - Rugby, ND - Family   January 15, 2021


So sad to hear the news. Such a talent, his great humor and laughs I will always remember. My sister Rose Moloney and and the ladies will miss him greatly.
John Healy (Glenamoy) NewYork.

Posted by JOHN HEALY - New York City, NY - Friend   January 15, 2021


My deepest, sincere condolences to the family and friends. I was so saddened to hear this shocking news. Nigel was my hairdresser for almost 20 years...but he was also so much more! Nigel was a remarkable person, who touched us in so many ways. He was compassionate, talented, hardworking, witty and smart. While gone from our sight, never from our hearts.

Posted by Jaana Sareva - New York, NY - Friend   January 15, 2021

To Nigel's family I send my deepest condolences. Nigel had been my stylist for the last 4 years and we had become friends. Not only was he a great stylist but he was a truly great person. He was one of the most genuine people I ever met. I will miss his warmth, compassion, charm and sense of humor. Rest in Peace Nigel

Posted by Stephanie Reichman - New York, NY - Friend   January 15, 2021

Nigel was my stylist for many years. He was a beautiful person, so loving and caring for his family and friends. He was truly devoted to his parents and traveled to see them as often as he could. We shared many stories together, and in these strange times we became closer.
Talented beyond words, he always strived to improve his work even when it did not require it. I always looked forward to seeing him each time and it pains me that he is gone from our lives.
May he rest in peace. I loved him and will miss him.

Posted by Linda Tain - New York City, NY - Friend   January 15, 2021

Dear Darran, My prayers are for Nigel, you, and the Mullahy Family. May Nigel Rest In Peace. Always faithful, Will

Posted by Will DeCamp    January 15, 2021

Nigel will forever hold a special place in my heart. May you Rest In Peace dear friend.

Posted by Matthew Simpson - New York, NY - Friend   January 15, 2021

I worked with Nigel in The Beauty Spot Salon years ago what a character. Heaven has definitely acquired an amazing Hair Angel but sadly to early in his life

Posted by Margaret Early-Hughes - Tyrone N Ireland - Coworker   January 15, 2021

Brendan and Family,
Sending you all my deepest condolences. I will continue to keep you all in prayer during this difficult time.

Posted by Erica Porter - Brooklyn, NY - Friend   January 15, 2021

As a friend of your sister in law Marie, I had the pleasure to be in your company on many a fun night out both in New York and Dublin. You were so much fun, honest and loved to say what everyone was thinking! My heart breaks for all your family as you have left them far, far too soon. I will forever smile when I think of you. Rest in Peace Nigel x Sharon Osborne.

Posted by Sharon Osborne - England - Friend   January 15, 2021

Nigel was my beloved stylist for nearly 20 years. I trusted him with my hair and so much more. A man of true integrity, humanity, and humor. He loved his family deeply and I always enjoyed hearing his stories of trips to Ireland to visit his parents. A tragic loss.

Posted by REBECCA VOGEL VOGEL - METUCHEN, NJ - Friend   January 14, 2021

Our condolences to you and your family at this sad time Brendan.

Posted by Sean Mahoney - New City, NY - Family   January 14, 2021

Nigel you were a beautiful man inside and out. Our hearts ache over losing you. You always knew how to make us laugh, smile, and be blunt. You will forever live in hearts. We love you and miss you! Sending love and hugs to your family.

Posted by Joe & David Falco - NY - friend   January 14, 2021

I'm deeply sorry for the loss of such a remarkably beautiful person. He was a ray of sunshine in the lives of many, particularly to those of us that got to know him because of the pandemic. I will miss his charm, wit, candidness and warmth. With heavy heart, I send a prayer and hug to all bereaving.

Posted by Mary Estabil - New York, NY - Friend   January 14, 2021

With deepest condolences to Nigel's family and friends.The Walsh family Kiltimagh. RIP Nigel x

Posted by Geraldine Walsh - Dublin - Friend   January 14, 2021

Nigel was always so charismatic and he always knew how to make me laugh. I absolutely loved coming into work and seeing his smile. He would always say something witty. It was a blessing to have had him in my life and I am forever grateful for that. My condolences to his family and friends may he rest in paradise

Posted by Teuta Velovic - Ridgewood, NY - Friend   January 14, 2021

What a truly amazing man. I always looked forward to seeing him at the salon. So sorry for this loss.

Posted by Kristina & Suzanne Hartig - wyckoff, NJ - Friend   January 14, 2021

With deepest condolences to Nigels family and friends. The Hopkins Family, Swinford

Posted by Rita Hopkins - Swinford, CO - Family Friend   January 14, 2021

May he rest in peace.

Posted by Brendan Clarke tenerife - Family Friend   January 14, 2021

Nigel will be missed by so many people. He was so loving and loved. I will miss him, rest in peace Nigel.

Posted by Michele O'Connell - New York, NY - Friend   January 14, 2021

rest in peace Nigel, you were larger than life and won't soon be forgotten! <3>

Posted by Tara    January 14, 2021

We will always love you and miss you terrible, our dear friend. You made these past years such fun. Always in our hearts, Robert and Stephen Larson

Posted by Robert Larson - Nyack, NY - Friend   January 14, 2021

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